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    So here’s the toll on the places in Paradise that were important to me, only one of which still affects my family.

    Here is the home my grandparents built and retired in. It was filled with love, great food, music, and so many of my best childhood memories. I haven’t seen it since they passed away, but there was something comforting about just knowing it still existed.
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    Here is the home my cousins grew up in. Visiting here was as fun to me as going to Disneyland. They haven’t lived in it for many years, but I still know its floor plan and furniture like it was yesterday.

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    This was the home my family lived in when I was age 2-4. It’s the first home I have any memories of.
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    The church we attended when we visited. Over the years I helped bear three caskets through those doors where those flames are destroying the same couches and artwork you see in your chapel every Sunday.
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    Finally, the home of my Aunt, and her book bindery business, the only one in California north of the Bay Area (I think). She had just remodeled and was so proud of the results. She had a medical appointment in Chico the morning the fire broke out. That may have saved her life.

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    I certainly don’t mean to portray myself as a victim of this fire. My aunt is a victim who faces difficult decisions. I share this mainly to demonstrate the near totality of destruction in a town of 30k. And to mourn the loss of places so meaningful to my upbringing.
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    Steel, you might consider writing about your memories. It would likely mean a lot to your aunt.

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    God bless.

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    God bless, Steel.

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    Unbelievable. I'm so sorry that the fire has affected you and so many close to you.
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    My goodness. That is awful.
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    Wow, that’s terrible. Prayers for you and your family.
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    heart is broken for your aunt. devastating.
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    Steel, that is such a sad and poignant review. It's hard to imagine such loss magnified by thousands. May you and your family, and especially your aunt, make it through this as easily as possible.
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    You may have read about the nurses who helped evacuate all the hospital’s patients but then were trapped trying to leave themselves. Their cars caught fire and they were on foot. This is body cam footage from the cop who came to try and rescue them. His car caught fire too, so they are all on foot. They were ultimately saved by a dozer that appeared out of nowhere. This footage is so eerie. The cop said he turned on his body cam to record his last moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBlue View Post
    You may have read about the nurses who helped evacuate all the hospital’s patients but then were trapped trying to leave themselves. Their cars caught fire and they were on foot. This is body cam footage from the cop who came to try and rescue them. His car caught fire too, so they are all on foot. They were ultimately saved by a dozer that appeared out of nowhere. This footage is so eerie. The cop said he turned on his body cam to record his last moments.

    https://twitter.com/buttesheriff/sta...635616768?s=21
    That was incredibly eerie. Read that this was in the middle of the day too.
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    I'm so sick of the white knuckle driving in the snow getting in to work. I need to buy a 4 wheel drive so I can go 80 like the rest of them.

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    If you're interested in helping those in the Chico Stake affected by the Camp fire. Here is a list you can sign up for:

    Families 1-106 (full): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4FAAA622A13-camp1
    Families 107-132: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4FAAA622A13-camp2

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefytee View Post
    If you're interested in helping those in the Chico Stake affected by the Camp fire. Here is a list you can sign up for:

    Families 1-106 (full): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4FAAA622A13-camp1
    Families 107-132: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090B4FAAA622A13-camp2

    Thanks for posting this, I didn't know about this and the deadline is coming up quickly (17th).

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    Incredible article this morning in the SF chronicle about the Carr Fire tornado

    150 Minutes of Hell

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    Here's one more short article about a Cal Fire crew that formed a circle with their engines around an intersection in Paradise to shield about 50 residents from the flames as they were fleeing on foot. Likely saved dozens of lives. The Captain is a neighbor of Steelblue's and mine.

    https://krcrtv.com/news/camp-fire/fi...-the-camp-fire

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    Got about 7 inches last night. Not common in the greater Portland area.












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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfrog View Post
    Got about 7 inches last night. Not common in the greater Portland area.
    Damn.

    We got 1-2 inches here in Southwest Idaho. It was coming down pretty hard around 10 am. The roads are mostly clear now.
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    *Fishing for Sympathy Warning*

    We're good for at least one cold spell a year with a week or so of sub-zero lows. I hated the warm January, because I figured it meant a cold spell in February when we started calving. Call me Nostradamus. We don't usually get much wind with temps below zero, and we usually get a few days with sub-zero highs, so this year was a little unusual because the lowest high temp was 0, but the wind chills were brutal. The weather forecast looks good for the next week, so today is the last day of this spell. Except for the wind, it was relatively mild, as cold spells go. The worst we've ever had was 1989 with -50 ambient temp and -69 wind chill one morning. I was in Rexburg, which was just as cold.

    Calving in this kind of sucks because someone has to check them every hour through the night, and every calf has to come inside almost immediately. As a side note, maglites need new batteries or they will quit working at about -20 within 10 minutes.

    2/3/2019 Low 0 Wind Chill -18
    2/4/2019 Low -2 Wind Chill -17
    2/5/2019 Low -4 Wind Chill -24
    2/6/2019 Low -9 Wind Chill -23
    2/7/2019 Low -17 Wind Chill -14
    2/8/2019 Low -4 Wind Chill -20
    2/9/2019 Low -4 Wind Chill -19
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    Our house was previously landscaped with rhododendrons, which have become my favorite flowering bush. They keep their leaves throughout winter, which along with the surrounding pines gives great color under the snow. But anytime the temperature drops below freezing, the leaves droop and wither. They are our poor man's thermometer when we wake up. This is what they look like when it's 6 degrees outside:

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    We had a nice little storm blow through Redding the other night. Woke up yesterday morning to about a foot snow. Power went out across most of town at about 4:00 in the morning. It was a very heavy snow, and most of our trees around here keep their leaves year round and aren't equipped for the weight. So thousands and thousands of trees around town toppled over yesterday. On top of that, countless numbers of tree limbs snapped off as well. In my yard alone I had 4 good sized oak trees fall, and had good portions of others have limbs snap off. and we got off pretty easy. It is crazy to drive through some of the neighborhoods. 60-80 foot oak trees lying across the road. Lives wires lying on the streets. One street near mine, which is a little more rural and still has most of the power lines above ground, had 15 power poles get knocked over. We had a big group of guys from the ward with chainsaws driving around town to ward members homes cutting trees off of houses, garages and cars.

    Most of town has power now, but ours is still out and could be out for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoose View Post
    We had a nice little storm blow through Redding the other night. Woke up yesterday morning to about a foot snow. Power went out across most of town at about 4:00 in the morning. It was a very heavy snow, and most of our trees around here keep their leaves year round and aren't equipped for the weight. So thousands and thousands of trees around town toppled over yesterday. On top of that, countless numbers of tree limbs snapped off as well. In my yard alone I had 4 good sized oak trees fall, and had good portions of others have limbs snap off. and we got off pretty easy. It is crazy to drive through some of the neighborhoods. 60-80 foot oak trees lying across the road. Lives wires lying on the streets. One street near mine, which is a little more rural and still has most of the power lines above ground, had 15 power poles get knocked over. We had a big group of guys from the ward with chainsaws driving around town to ward members homes cutting trees off of houses, garages and cars.

    Most of town has power now, but ours is still out and could be out for a while.
    I was wondering how things were going up there. They closed our office in Redding yesterday due to the weather. So looked it up and it said 6 inches to a foot of snow. That is not much. I apologise for all the bad things I said about you guys up north, that really does sound bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    I was wondering how things were going up there. They closed our office in Redding yesterday due to the weather. So looked it up and it said 6 inches to a foot of snow. That is not much. I apologise for all the bad things I said about you guys up north, that really does sound bad.
    Yeah, it wasn't the amount of snow on the ground that was the problem. Driving wasn't a big deal for most people except for the idiots in rear wheel drive sedans or 2WD pickups that couldn't stay on the road. It was all of the dang trees that came down. If I get a chance I'll try to upload some pics from my phone.

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    I don't travel through Redding much, but that seems like a lot of snow there. That sucks when the snow is heavy enough to down trees.
    Hope you get power soon.

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    We have a family that moved into our ward for a couple of years while they rebuild their house that had burned down. They lived in one of the areas hardest hit by the Carr fire last summer. Now they live in the area hardest hit by the downed trees from the snow storm. Hard not to start taking things personally after the last 6 months that they've had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoose View Post
    We had a nice little storm blow through Redding the other night. Woke up yesterday morning to about a foot snow. Power went out across most of town at about 4:00 in the morning. It was a very heavy snow, and most of our trees around here keep their leaves year round and aren't equipped for the weight. So thousands and thousands of trees around town toppled over yesterday. On top of that, countless numbers of tree limbs snapped off as well. In my yard alone I had 4 good sized oak trees fall, and had good portions of others have limbs snap off. and we got off pretty easy. It is crazy to drive through some of the neighborhoods. 60-80 foot oak trees lying across the road. Lives wires lying on the streets. One street near mine, which is a little more rural and still has most of the power lines above ground, had 15 power poles get knocked over. We had a big group of guys from the ward with chainsaws driving around town to ward members homes cutting trees off of houses, garages and cars.

    Most of town has power now, but ours is still out and could be out for a while.
    Crazy.

    We had a couple of days of pretty consistent rain. The sun has made an appearance in the last hour or so.
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    We are on the third straight snow day in central Oregon. Almost 3 feet of snow has dropped in the last 3 days. There’s not many places to put the snow now. Mount Bachelor even gently suggested that skiers may want to wait until the storm subsides.

    It is beautiful though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    We are on the third straight snow day in central Oregon. Almost 3 feet of snow has dropped in the last 3 days. There’s not many places to put the snow now. Mount Bachelor even gently suggested that skiers may want to wait until the storm subsides.

    It is beautiful though.

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    The sideways pictures - is that an Oregon thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    *Fishing for Sympathy Warning*

    We're good for at least one cold spell a year with a week or so of sub-zero lows. I hated the warm January, because I figured it meant a cold spell in February when we started calving. Call me Nostradamus. We don't usually get much wind with temps below zero, and we usually get a few days with sub-zero highs, so this year was a little unusual because the lowest high temp was 0, but the wind chills were brutal. The weather forecast looks good for the next week, so today is the last day of this spell. Except for the wind, it was relatively mild, as cold spells go. The worst we've ever had was 1989 with -50 ambient temp and -69 wind chill one morning. I was in Rexburg, which was just as cold.

    Calving in this kind of sucks because someone has to check them every hour through the night, and every calf has to come inside almost immediately. As a side note, maglites need new batteries or they will quit working at about -20 within 10 minutes.

    2/3/2019 Low 0 Wind Chill -18
    2/4/2019 Low -2 Wind Chill -17
    2/5/2019 Low -4 Wind Chill -24
    2/6/2019 Low -9 Wind Chill -23
    2/7/2019 Low -17 Wind Chill -14
    2/8/2019 Low -4 Wind Chill -20
    2/9/2019 Low -4 Wind Chill -19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    The sideways pictures - is that an Oregon thing?
    It must be. Maybe there’s an Oregon specific hack in the town hall.

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